You will emerge into the cosiest common room of them all. It is round and earthy and low-ceilinged; it always feels sunny, and its circular windows have a view of rippling grass and dandelions.
There is a lot of burnished copper about the place, and many plants, which either hang from the ceiling or sit on the windowsills. Our Head of house, Professor Pomona Sprout, is Head of Herbology, and she brings the most interesting specimens (some of which dance and talk) to decorate our room – one reason why Hufflepuffs are often very good at Herbology. Our overstuffed sofas and chairs are upholstered in yellow and black, and our dormitories are reached through round doors in the walls of the common room. Copper lamps cast a warm light over our four-posters, all of which are covered in patchwork quilts, and copper bed warmers hang on the walls, should you have cold feet.
Instead of going on an unorganized rant, I’ll just make you a nice bulleted list.
Boys aren’t allowed to have facial hair, yet our headmaster is growing a beard reminiscent of Dumbledore.
Boys’ hair must be kept short, but the Dean of Students all of a sudden has a ponytail.
Girls can’t wear skirts 3 inches above the knee, but if your daddy pays a lot of money, feel free to flash your butt to the whole school.
Girls can’t wear tank tops, but if you’re a cheerleader you can wear a tank top and a skirt that’s 3 inches long (not 3 inches above your knee- 3 inches long) just because you “work hard” and “earn the privilege.” Right. So my straight A’s don’t entitle me to wear whatever I want? I work hard too!
The new science building is supposed to be for both middle and high school, but only us high schoolers really get to use. Although I’m not too mad about that…
And switching to just general complaints, my chemistry teacher is German and I can’t understand a word that she’s saying so I’ll probably fail that class if I don’t kill myself on the bunsen burner first, I have to go to at least 6 debate tournaments and if I want to be exempt from speech class I have to earn 150 NFL points- but I have to compete in at least TWO different categories, I have 2 quizzes tomorrow (at least I think so because didn’t really understand what the chemistry teacher said), I have to read a 20 page AP Euro chapter that I was apparently supposed to start last night even though school only started today, I don’t really understand at all how my assignments are supposed to work in that class, I have Spanish first every single freaking day and how am I supposed to speak a foreign language at 8 in the morning (I’m not kidding- my grade is going to suffer because of this), I lost my freaking calculator and I’m not even sure if I ever had it in the first place, my best friend is going to Japan for a year, there are absolutely not cute guys in my grade whatsoever, and I’m getting tons of pressure to add on even MORE advanced classes.
You know, they really weren’t kidding when they said that sophomore year was going to be the worst year of high school.
We missed you at BTSB tonight!!! And Amelia and I both got corralled by Maier. UGGGHHHHH. Of COURSE he singled us out to talk to him about debate. Blech.
I wanted to go! But I danced at the Storytellers’ Ball instead. 80s wear! hahah yeah I was at the student council orientation on Friday and I had a SUPER awkward encounter with him. Like, I accidentally made eye contact with him and he made me go and sit down on a bench next to him and talk about my duo but then my mom called and so I left after like 2 minutes
Seriously, London? Like, that’s so counterproductive and hypocritical! A man is shot and nearly dead, so you decide to protest this by killing tons more people and destroying people’s property and livelihoods to express your displeasure over the government’s handling of finances? Please just stop and think.
In my house we always have, like, 4 or 5 different kinds of juice, but never enough for a whole glass. So we (well, at least I do this) usually end up mixing a bunch of juice together and sometimes it works, but other times it’s a disaster. For example, V8 mango and peach fruit juice with diet cranberry juice is really good, but orange juice and diet cranberry juice is pretty gross.